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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Elizabeth Starr Fowler. It is dated 1827 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, cross, detached chain, eyelet, and rococo stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

  • Sampler (Mexico)
  • linen and silk embroidery, linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
  • 1941-69-132

Its dimensions are

H x W: 41.9 x 43.8 cm (16 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Elizabeth Starr Fowler aged 9 years 8 months

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Elizabeth Starr Fowler (American, 1822 - 1904); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 41.9 x 43.8 cm (16 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-139

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